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The rate of people who didn't get needed medical care as a result of its cost reached a 16-year-low in the three months that ended in March, as the Affordable Care Act continued to drive down the number of people without health insurance, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday.
The percentage of people who didn't get needed health care as a result of its cost fell to 4.4 percent. It was nearly 6 percent as of 2013 and has been on a steady downward curve since 2011, as the ACA's toolkit to expand health coverage has kicked in.
The CDC report also found that the rate of people without health insurance dropped below 10 percent in the first quarter, breaking a double-digit plateau that had persisted since the 1990s.
And in another marked decrease, the percentage of adults who said they were regular cigarette smokers hit a new low, at 15.2 percent, according to the CDC. That's down from 16.8 percent last year.